This quarterly reviews the life of the honorable Joseph Bowker. Bowker experiences some hardships growing up as an orphan, but fortunately was very well cared for by the Taintor family. Bowker was named the John Hancock of Vermont, having a numerous amount of essential responsibilities within the Rutland Community. Of Bower’s many accomplishments, he was best known for being the President of conventions, of which asserted the independence, the foundation and the speaker of the House of Representatives. Following the informational piece on Joseph Bowker, there is a section that offers feedback from readers on Bowker. The quarterly also includes a book review named Rowland E. Robinson. Vermont. A Study in Independence. Rutland: Tuttle (1975) by Paul A. Escholz.